March 4th, 2010

Limestone fossils question time and support a Flood - fossil clams and orthoceras bedding directions

Some limestone layers found in Texas contain thousands of petrified clams. The clams are so tightly packed, they are touching each other.  Clams don’t normally live nor die the way they are found. Most of the fossils are tightly closed. Since clam shells open when a clam dies, these clams were buried alive so quickly that they didn't have a chance to dig their way out of the sediment.  This mass mortality of clams indicates rapid burial consistent with the Biblical Flood rather than from slow accumulation of sedimentary layers over vast amounts of evolutionary time.

In many parts of the world, fossil orthoceras shells, which once housed squid-type creatures, are found in great numbers in limestone. These fossil graveyards indicate mass mortality consistent with the Flood. Since these tubular shaped fossils are oriented in a specific direction, it also indicates a direction of current at the time of burial. This also brings into question the assumption that limestone is formed slowly in calm, deep ocean water.

 

By

Dave Nutting

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